Pressure Mapping Comparison of Four OR Surfaces

Holly Kirkland-Walsh, Oleg Teleten, Machelle Wilson, Bonnie Raingruber

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Abstract

Mortality and health care costs associated with hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) increase yearly. After four hours of surgery, the risk of developing a pressure ulcer increases by 33% for every 30 minutes of surgery. Prolonged immobility, lower blood pressures, and increased surface interface pressure may hinder the blood supply delivered to the skin, eventually leading to pressure ulcers. We measured and compared four different OR surfaces to identify the most effective pressure redistribution surface for prolonged OR procedures. The best surface attributes that provide efficient pressure redistribution should have the following properties: the lowest average interface pressure, the lowest peak interface pressure, and the highest skin contact area. Although all surfaces had similar average interface pressures, the air-inflated static seat cushion had the best pressure redistribution properties in the sacral region compared with the other surfaces tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAORN Journal
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Pressure
Pressure Ulcer
Sacrococcygeal Region
Air Pressure
Skin
Health Care Costs
Blood Pressure
Mortality

Keywords

  • HAPU
  • hospital acquired pressure ulcers
  • OR surfaces
  • pressure mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Kirkland-Walsh, H., Teleten, O., Wilson, M., & Raingruber, B. (2015). Pressure Mapping Comparison of Four OR Surfaces. AORN Journal, 102(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2015.05.012

Pressure Mapping Comparison of Four OR Surfaces. / Kirkland-Walsh, Holly; Teleten, Oleg; Wilson, Machelle; Raingruber, Bonnie.

In: AORN Journal, Vol. 102, No. 1, 01.07.2015.

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Kirkland-Walsh, H, Teleten, O, Wilson, M & Raingruber, B 2015, 'Pressure Mapping Comparison of Four OR Surfaces', AORN Journal, vol. 102, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2015.05.012
Kirkland-Walsh H, Teleten O, Wilson M, Raingruber B. Pressure Mapping Comparison of Four OR Surfaces. AORN Journal. 2015 Jul 1;102(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2015.05.012
Kirkland-Walsh, Holly ; Teleten, Oleg ; Wilson, Machelle ; Raingruber, Bonnie. / Pressure Mapping Comparison of Four OR Surfaces. In: AORN Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 102, No. 1.
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